Burclover, Black Medic, Alfalfa

This genus contains about 87 species that are native primarily to the Mediterranean area. This genus was named by Dioscorides since the plant came from Medea in ancient Persia. The black in Black Medic refers to the color of the seed pods.

 

PGC-P-Medicago-lupulina-10-07_002

Medicago lupulina Black Medic
M. sativa Alfalfa or Lucerne
   
   
   

 

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